All-Star Blues Show
Friday Night All-Star Blues Show
Friday, July 26, 2019
Inside the walls of the Fort Langley National Historic Site
Gates open: 6:00pm
You won’t want to miss this show! It will be magical and something very special.
We’ll have the best of the best blues musicians playing inside the walls of the historic Fort, which has a natural amphitheatre and is beautifully lit at night.
Opening the blues show is the Mud Bay Blues Band.
Headlining the blues show is the award-winning Steve Kozak Band.
Closing the blues show is an All-Star Blues Jam with the who’s who of the Vancouver blues scene: Wailin’ Al Walker, Harpdog Brown, Joani Bye, Geoff Eyre, Dalannah Gail Bowen, Murray Porter, James Buddy Rogers, Brandon Isaak and more.
Want to keep dancing and enjoying the music after dark? Join us for the inaugural JazzFest AfterParty that follows the All-Star Blues show on Friday, July 26 from 9:00 pm to midnight at these Fort Langley restaurants for some great live jazz and blues, late-night appies and drinks:
STEVE KOZAK BAND
+ ABOUT MUD BAY
For 40 years (and counting) MUD BAY has been electrifying audiences with their unique brand of high-intensity original Rock, Roots and Blues music. Weathering more than a few storms along the way, they have been hailed true Soul Survivors — “The Band That Won’t Go Away” — much to the delight of music lovers worldwide.
The 5-piece group features four songwriters (three of whom are lead vocalists. Underlying this diversity, however, is a shared vision honed by decades of playing music together. No matter who wrote it or who sings it, it comes out sounding like MUD BAY.
The music is danceable, featuring original independent roots and blues with vintage rhythm and blues stylings mixed in. Their sound reflects a wide range of influences — classic Chicago blues, country, cajun, rock, soul — all finding common ground inside well-crafted, inventive songs.
+ ABOUT STEVE KOZAK BAND
The Steve Kozak Band is Maple Blues Award winner: Steve Kozak, guitar and vocals, Michael Kalanj, piano and organ (Powder Blues Band, Jim Byrnes, Spencer Davis, Chris Isaak ), Roger Brant on bass guitar, (Hound Dog, Amos Garrett), 'Steady Rollin' John Nolan on drums (Sonny Phillips, Jimmy Smith, Mose Allison, Joe Pass, Linton Garner, Wynton Marsalis, Herb Ellis, Tal Farlow, Charlie Byrd).
One of Canada’s finest blues artists, Steve Kozak has been turning heads of blues fans in Canada for over thirty years since he first broke onto the Vancouver scene in the mid-eighties.
When it comes to tasty West coast blues guitar, Kozak’s name is at the top of the list in this nation -- just ask greats like Duke Robillard and James Harman who have shared the stage with this gifted bandleader, instrumentalist, writer and singer.
Gaining national recognition in 2012, Steve Kozak was nominated by industry professionals from across Canada and won a prestigious Maple Blues Award for New Artist or Group of the Year. Steve was also awarded The Ambassador of the Blues Award for 2012 by the Blues Underground Network.
The Steve Kozak Band was nominated for a 2017 Western Canadian Music Award for Blues Artists of the year and for a 2017 Fraser Valley Music Award for Blues Artists of the Year.
For more information, visit: stevekozakband.com/home